Deadly Embrace – What Can Be A Bigger Threat to Pakistan? Water Shortage!

Deadly Embrace – What Can Be A Bigger Threat to Pakistan? Water Shortage!

Terrorism, celebrity controversies and cricket wins are what rule Pakistan’s headlines but beneath all the commotion the country is battling a severe problem – a massive water crisis. Pakistan has the world’s fourth highest rate of water use. Its water intensity rate – the amount of water, in cubic meters,...

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Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Eid al Adha: Animal Cruelty Contradicts the Spirit of Islam

Muslims often stand in contradiction with the ethical values Islam celebrates. While we are celebrating the most important Islamic festival, we need to reflect on our understanding of Islam and our collective behaviour. Our approach to slaughtering significantly reveals the current reduction, if not the betrayal, of Islam’s message and...

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Societal Wreck: The Generation Gap and Retiring Cultures

Societal Wreck: The Generation Gap and Retiring Cultures

Generations, despite any day and age, have their set mind and rules which invariably are difficult to mend. We all think of kids to be like soft clay, and by the time they grow up, the society in which they stay largely constitutes their upbringing. The rest is determined by...

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PTI heading for crisis: Who will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt?

PTI heading for crisis: Who will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt?

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is heading for crisis due to differences among its leaders over nomination of the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the former chief executive Pervez Khattak has threatened to quit politics if he did not get the coveted post. “There is a rift over the...

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Pakistan’s Democratic Transition after 22 years of Struggle – ‘Naya Pakistan’ paradox knocks in a new manifesto

Pakistan’s Democratic Transition after 22 years of Struggle – ‘Naya Pakistan’ paradox knocks in a new manifesto

KARACHI: For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party’s first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country’s next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago. Khan began his cricket career in 1971 as a fast...

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Freedom to Vote Equates Freedom to Eat

Freedom to Vote Equates Freedom to Eat

Attention everyone! The day has come upon us! Election day is just around the corner and the whole country is buzzing.! Everyone from patriots to paramedic is urging everyone to go vote and our local eateries are no less! Many restaurants around town are offering free or discounted meals to...

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A History of Character Assassination of Women during Elections in Pakistan

A History of Character Assassination of Women during Elections in Pakistan

The rise of women leaders and activists in Pakistan has been accompanied with a rise in attacks on women’s characters; another way through which politicians try to weaken the position of the opposing party. “The law must be gender-blind. Democracy cannot work if women are subjugated, uneducated and unable to...

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Self-Awakening Stage: Making or breaking nation’s future in General Elections 2018, Pakistan on the brink

Self-Awakening Stage: Making or breaking nation’s future in General Elections 2018, Pakistan on the brink

Election Day is one of the most exciting days of the year. Our nation comes together to elect a leader who will represent us on the global stage for the next four years. We will elect a leader that will stand for our rights as citizens, students, employees and employers....

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Which Pakistani Politicians went to Jail and why?

Which Pakistani Politicians went to Jail and why?

On arrival in Pakistan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are facing arrest in a case relating to the purchase of high-end properties in London. We thought it would be interesting to look back at all the major political figures in Pakistan who have spent time behind...

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Marital Rape – The ugly face of a beautiful relation

Marital Rape – The ugly face of a beautiful relation

Despite the prevalence of marital rape, this form of domestic violence has received relatively little attention from society over the years.  Nonetheless, rape is rape — it doesn’t matter if the perpetrator and victim exchanged holy vows or have children together.  Simply put, it’s about time the very real, very severe issue...

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